The Five Best, and silliest, Star Wars Fan Theories

1. Boba Fett killed Luke’s aunt and uncle.
The burning bodies of aunt Lu and uncle Owen are an iconic piece of brutality in A New Hope. It is assumed by Luke that stromtroopers, searching for C3PO and R2D2, were responsible. But what if that wasn’t the case. We see in The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader is not above outsourcing his dirty work to bounty hunters. I t is further revealed in A New Hope’s special edition that Boba Fett was on Tattooine at the time of these deaths. Far-fetched I hear you say, yet in Empire Vader singles Boba out with the comment “No disintegrations”. Considering all we have left of Luke’s beloved guardians is burning ash makes Boba guilty in my book.
2. Tattooine was the logical place to hide Luke
Now there is a real sense of favouritism going with where to hide Luke and Leia at the end of Revenge of the Sith. Leia is given a new last name and a royal upbringing, Luke keeps his last name, is taken to his father’s home planet, and given to people Vader already knows exist. Why wouldn’t Tattooine be the first place he would look for his children? Well because he hates sand apparently. Recounted in the hilariously awful scene in Attack of the Clones, Anakin tells Padme about his aversion to his home planet’s surface. Also his mother was killed there, and blah, blah, blah. This is a theory that only makes sense to George Lucas trying to fill his own plot-hole.

3. The Dark Side of Jar Jar
Jar Jar was a Sith all along, manipulating events throughout The Phantom Menace and giving everyone a cluster headache while he did it. This theory still does little to endear Jar Jar to the prequels critics. The fact that the pratt-falls were skilled force jumps, and the grating personality was a smokescreen, just means we were right to hate him in the first place.

4. Rey’s Force Powers
There has been a lot of criticism about Rey’s penchant for being perfect at everything in The Force Awakens. How can she fly the Millennium Falcon, how can she use the force so well, how did she beat an experienced Sith like Kylo Ren. It’s not because of who her parents may or may not be, it’s because she has an engineer’s mind. Think about it, Rey can talk to droids, she’s an experienced pilot, no one bats an eye when Poe Dameron says he can fly anything, so why is it so hard to believe a girl can do the same. When Kylo Ren uses the force on her she sees the mechanisms in this act and reverse engineers it the same way she does with the falcon suppressor. As for the Lightsaber battle, JJ Abrams has commented that she uses the lightsaber the same way she uses her staff- a weapon she was already skilled at. It’s not rocket science, it’s engineering.

5. Obi Wan and Padme had a secret affair.
Now this is a saucy one. The great, or sterile and creepy, love story between Anakin and Padme could have a little wrinkle, his name is Obi Wan Kenobi. Yes there is ample circumstantial evidence that a love triangle could be the driving force behind Anakin’s eventual corruption. It is shown that Padme and Obi Wan have a close bond in Attack of the Clones, so much that Padme umps at the chance to rescue him from Geonosis. Couple that with Anakin accusing Padme of the affiar which leads to him thinking he’s killed her with a force choke. Also why would bi Wan leave Anakin to die in the most horrible fashion if he wasn’t his petty love rival. A lot of great wars started through love and jealousy.

All Things Star Wars

In the world we live in today, news travels fast. Covering Star Wars news old and new, we’re here to keep you up to date with the latest, and not-so latest, news. Maybe you’ve seen it, maybe you haven’t. Regardless, we’ve got you covered.

Now let’s kick things into hyperdrive and get things going.

 

The Star Wars Show

Last Tuesday saw the announcement of The Star Wars Show. Pete Townley and Andi Gutierrez are the hosts of the online show, keeping viewers up to date with any news and announcements.

This is an official show of Lucasfilm/Disney, meaning we know everything they say is true, because it’s made and filmed in the very building where they work on Star Wars. Only one episode has aired so far, but viewers and fans should keep an eye on this show since it’s likely to be the place where Star Wars news breaks first.

New episodes are posted every Wednesday on the Star Wars YouTube channel and StarWars.com. You can watch the first episode here is not the xxx version :).

 

Everything We Know About Star Wars Land (So Far)

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Last summer was a dream come true for any Star Wars fan when Walt Disney Company chairman Bob Iger took to the stage at the D23 Expo to announce what will be Star Wars Land, explaining it’s the “first time our guests can immerse themselves in the real physical world that is Star Wars.” Guests will be able to visit the 14 acre park expansion in both Disneyland in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Iger gave fans a small taste of what to expect in the park, mentioning “local inhabitants” of the Star Wars universe will occupy stores, restaurants, and other sections of the park. This alone is a huge step for Disney Parks, as it’s something that’s never before been experienced anywhere. Not that we know of, at least.

That all sounds amazing, but guests care about one thing above all else: the rides and attractions.

“The land will have two fantastic signature attractions,” Iger stated, “including the ability to take the controls of one of the most recognizable ships in the galaxy: the Millennium Falcon…”

Done. Sold. Sign us up. But wait, there’s more.

Iger then continued with the description of the second attraction, stating, “and the epic Star Wars adventure that puts you right in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”

Other information about the park is under wraps and the park’s opening date is yet to be announced, but it’s safe to say we’ll be there when it’s open!

 

The New Wave of Star Wars Figures from Funko

Great news for the Star Wars collectors! Funko has announced the third wave of Star Wars Pop figures! The majority of the figures are from The Force Awakens, but there are a few in there from the original trilogy.

Characters like Rey, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren already have figures, but this line is offering fans new versions. Not sure about anyone else, but we’ll be picking up a few, and by “a few,” we mean all.

“Traitor!” That’s right! The mysterious crowd favorite FN-2199 scored his own figure in the new wave of figures, along with Maz Kanata and Luke Skywalker!

Be on the lookout for these figures, as some are exclusives to Target, Walgreens, Hot Topic, and GameStop.

You can find the full list of new wave Star Wars Funko Pop figures here.

The new wave of Star Wars Funko Pop figure’s are set to be released this July.